We all have those days. You know the kind. The days when you look back at some of your writing and wonder why on earth you ever thought you could call yourself a writer.
I went through some of those days recently. I was doing some revisions and that self-doubt about strangled me. Why was I even writing? Would it ever make a difference?
And then I got this email from a fellow blogger:
Yep I will be doing admin work and supervising other admin staff. I
meant to tell you that during my phone interview they asked how I
motivate staff. I told them about the blessing sheet, because I used
it at my last temp job. I told them how people would remind me to put
stuff on the sheet and then I would put their items on the sheet just
as a reminder that even when things are tough good things happen. It
helped morale. The interviewers liked it too.
She'd read my story in Chicken Soup: Count your Blessings and had actually put into practice what I'd written.
Now I call that a blessing and also a little reminder that what we write can make a difference even when we think it doesn't.
Her note was my little push to keep going.
So if you are having one of those days, one of those weeks, have hope. We never know how our words are being used.
When was the last time you were given a boost of affirmation to keep on writing?